(Closed) DIY Make-up Questions~ For Hispanic/brunette women

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
55 posts
Worker bee

@JoJoDahling:  I have blond hair and fair skin but hopefully I can give you some advice. Have you colored your hair before? Absolutely make sure to use color safe, gentle shampoo so your color stays bright and shiny. Same with conditioner. As far as serums, treatments, etc. I have had a lot of luck with the “It’s a 10” leave in treatment – I have seen it at Ulta and Target. 
For styling, make sure to use a volumizing spray before you blow dry, and lots of hairspray (Kenra brand is great). Products will help your hair hold style and be “gritty” so to speak. Also, if you can help it, style second day hair (don’t wash it morning of).
As far as foundation, I have tried tons of both high end and drugstore brands, and to be honest Revlon color stay works as well for me as Makeup Forever HD and similarly priced brands. That being said, I don’t need a lot of coverage. I do generally feel that the biggest determining factor in your overall “look” is even, glowy skin, so definitley check out Sephora for products, they will send you home with samples if you ask.  Make sure to use a color correcting concealer along with foundation to counteract dark circles or anything else you want to hide. Make sure to use a primer for your foundation, and on your eyelids. (Smashbox and the Sephora brand ones are nearly identical IMO and both work well at minimizingpores and keeping your makeup put.)


For eye makeup, it’s my experience that the higher end brands DO last longer and have better color ‘payoff’, I really like MAC.

Finally, maybe get a makeup setting spray. Urban Decay makes one that is decent, and I have heard ‘model in a bottle’ (on Amazon) works great as well.

Sorry I can’t suggest more specifics but I hope this gets you started. 

Youtube is a huge resource for makeup tutorials and product reviews so give that a try as well.

Post # 5
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

On face:

I used based primer from channel (and returned it after-$$ nordstrom) – this is what will reduce pore appaerance, evenout oilyness, and hold the foundation for a long lasting finish. If you skip this, the foundation will not last. 

Foundation- luminanting liquid foundation from MAC- for a non-matte, natural look

Applied it with a stippling brush from sephora

translucenty pressed powder from channel- so the compact was nice in photos. any powder will do, so long as it is translucent. you must apply with a brush for even application- a sponge will not settle the product well enough. 

concealer was “boing” from benefit (can be used under eyes too) VERY GOOD purchase- worth the $18. This heals pimples, but is not drying. 

and NARS luminous highlighter for cheek bones, ect. makes a difference in photos- so please test this and photograph yourself. 

you MUST use a eyeshadow primer- i LOVE benefit “stay dont stray” worth the $20. you can also mix this in with the highlighter and/or concealer from a long lasting, natural, coverage anywhere you need conceler or extra highlight.



Lipstick from Tom Ford in spanish pink

nude lip liner from MAC

pink blush from MAC in Dame

plum/purple eye shadows were from este lauder

mascara was lancome dramatic lash/hypnose (VERY good-recommended) 

I am light olive skin, combination oily, and thin hair

I suggest to have your makeup done at the channel or MAC counter of your department store- you should avoid stress that day, and you never know how you may feel (ie nervous shaky hands to do the liquid eyeliner, ect.). Its usually free with purchase of some products, but try to go somewhere with a good return policy. if you just “dont like it anymore” after the wedding, you could get your money back.

Sorry I don’t remeber all the names exactly… In my experience, the expensive brands have better hold and the quality in better. I would not skimp on the concealers, eyeshadows, or mascara. However, to save some $, remeber that these products would probably last you a while…so choose things you’d wear again



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